Greetings! How is your week going? It’s 1:45 AM as I write this. That may provide a hint as to how my week has gone. I can’t figure out where the days go but they are flying by as I continue “unpacking” and getting things settled at BNOTP’s new home. I’ve had a table set all week and can’t find time to photograph it during daylight hours. I’m determined to get some pics tomorrow. I’m looking forward to Tablescape Thursday!
I continue to get emails asking about the move to WordPress. I won’t lie, the move has been stressful. All the comments on every single post going all the way back to March are missing. Another 19 posts failed to make it over entirely. Though my blog designer/developer and I don’t know what caused it, I wish we did because then I could tell you what not to do if you are a Blogger contemplating a move to WP.
No Comments on 4 Months Worth of Posts:
The 19 missing posts are back in place, but of course they are all without comments, too. So that means about 4 months worth of posts have no comments on them at all. So when you visit a post and see no comments, you’ll know why.
It’s very time consuming to find the comments over in Blogger and copy/paste them over. You have to do it one by one so it can take hours to do that for just a handful of posts. And when you do paste them over, the date shows as the date you did the copying and pasting, not the actual date it was left. In order to put the date right again, you have to go into WordPress and edit every date on every comment. Extremely. Time. Consuming! I’ll most likely copy and paste them over for some posts, but not sure when that will get done.
Share buttons: Big Ouch!
You’ll also notice that all of the numbers on the share buttons at the bottom of every single post have been reset to zero. I knew in advance that was going to happen; unfortunately it couldn’t be prevented. If you read a post and you enjoy it, feel free to share it again. Thanks for all the times you previously shared a BNOTP post.
I stayed up to 3:30 AM last night restoring comments to all the posts you see here on the home page and to one post that has since moved off the home page. All your Wedding Tales have been restored and once again I was amazed by your stories. If you haven’t already read the comments on the Wedding Tales post, check them out! (Tablescape below can be viewed here: Whimsical Wedding Table Setting.)
A Beautiful Wedding Celebration:
Wow! There were 126 comments on “A Beautiful Wedding Celebration!” Chip and Nancy read and appreciated each and every comment, as did I.
Thank you so much for your congrats and sweet words! It was wonderful being able to share such an important occasion in my family’s life with you!
Drop Down Menus and Featured Seasonal/ Relevant Posts:
I’m really excited about some of the new features we’ve included in the blog. Drop down menus across the top allow instant access to specific posts. Check those out. Just click on a category, scroll down letting your cursor pass over the various categories. You’ll be able to see all the categories and subcategories. Click on one and give it a test drive. Let me know what cha think. By the way, if a link fails to work to any post, please let me know at betweennaspontheporchatgamaildotcom. I would appreciate that so much!
Located at the bottom of the home page, you’ll find links to posts that are relevant to the season or the time of the year. For example, during the next few months I’ll be showcasing posts about Summer Decor, Summer Dining, Patriotic Celebrations (Independence Day is coming) and of course, all things Porch. The headings will probably stay the same all summer, but periodically the highlighted posts underneath will change. So scroll down to the bottom every so often and check out what’s new for the season.
In the past folks who visited BNOTP weren’t always sure where to go to sign up to receive BNOTP in their email Inbox or to read via an RSS feed reader. Now you’ll find all those subscription choices grouped together at the top of the right sidebar. You’ll also find answers to the most FAQ here at BNOTP, too.
Okay, it’s 3:33 AM…time to hit the hay.
Before I go to sleep, have I told you how much I appreciate your patience in this transition phase? No? Well, I meant to. I really, really appreciate your patience and the encouragement you’ve given. Life is very close to returning to normal…very close.
I can’t wait!